03.01.19

A light filled family home in Stockholm

A light filled family home in Stockholm
Good Morning everyone. How are you? We are currently in Tel Aviv, Israel and enjoy the change of scenery as well as the cool vibes in this interesting city. Highly recommended and my guide is coming soon.

How did your New Year start? I really hope that you had a good start and a lovely festive season in general. As you probably notices I took a break myself and it was is great. I still posted on Instagram, but mainly because Tel Aviv is so inspiring and I just wanted to capture most of it. I probably never shared as many stories before….

And today I want to bring you a fresh post and what better than a fantastic Scandinavian family home? This large apartment is located in the area called ‘Atlas’ in lovely Stockholm, Sweden.

Big windows, typical stylish interior design and the cutest kids room! And apparently this 3,5 room flat can even be extended to 4 or even 5 rooms. Anyone in for a little project?

 

A light filled family home in Stockholm

A light filled family home in Stockholm

A light filled family home in Stockholm

A light filled family home in Stockholm

And what do you think? Muted colours, subtle decor – Scandinavian style as good as it gets. Beautiful wooden floors, a light filled kitchen and little but all the difference making details.

 

Found on Historiska Hem
Photo: Boukari
Styling: Lindholm
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20.12.18

The most beautiful wall tapestry for big and small

Olive And The Boy wall tapestry

Oh boy, wall tapestry in very pretty! When I discovered these I was immediately sure that Kristin Carter, the lady behind, is a genius.

We have all seen our share of macrame and boho-kind-of wall deco. But this, my friends, is the stuff that makes my heart jump. This is Olive And The Boy from Australia!

Adorable wall hangings – from flowers, to portraits, to animals or neon. Charmingly made to your requests and wioth many delightful details and love.

If you are looking for a very special gift, the one little special thing to finish the nursery or something uber-pretty to hang above your head… this is it!

Olive And The Boy wall tapestry
Loving the colours and variations. From cute animals for the kids room to a big hipster beard.

And Kristin will create anything you would like. Colours, fringes, faces, details… you name it. Make it yours!

 

Olive And The Boy wall tapestry

Olive And The Boy wall tapestry

Olive And The Boy wall tapestry

Olive And The Boy wall tapestry

Olive And The Boy wall tapestry

Olive And The Boy wall tapestry

Olive And The Boy wall tapestry

That couple would make such a great wedding gift! And those letters that have a little sparkle in them?

I am so tempted to get one for our new home…

 

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18.12.18

Swedish dream home with a castle in the children’s room

Swedish dream home with a chalet in the children's room

Come in and discover this magical place situated in beautiful Stockholm, Sweden. This apartment covers a complete floor and the creative owners are Karolina and Erik Modig.

Karolina is a journalist, editor and author of two art books and her husband Erik is a researcher, author, advertising strategy teacher and artist. Together with their two boys, Elliot and Mio, they live in this very personalised colourful, eccentric and urban place.

I love the mix of colours, textures, old and new. A little urban jungle here and there, lots of artwork, DIY projects (kids rooms!!!) and allover a home that feels warm, cosy and lived in. In a good way! Because a lot of Scandinavian places look a little stale and more like catalogue homes than family normality.

 

Swedish dream home with a chalet in the children's room
Swedish dream home with a chalet in the children's room

The ‘castle’ in the corner of this fabulous children’s room was done by Erik. And together with the wallpaper it is truly a ‘castle in the sky’!

With all the details and decorations this is a real little sanctuary. A place to dream, to be creative and to play. Like out of a fairytale…

 

Swedish dream home with a chalet in the children's room

Swedish dream home with a chalet in the children's room
Swedish dream home with a chalet in the children's room

And I love all the plants. I could never imagine to live in a place without any plants! That greenhouse in the kitchen is so cool. And when you look around you will notice that there is always a plant sitting or hanging somewhere…

When you read the intro about the owners of this fantastic place you probably thought that they are very busy people. They are, I am sure. But try this – Most of the customised projects in the house have been done by Erik himself and help by his father and father-in-law. The built-in bookshelf, the castle in Elliott’s room, the huge kitchen table or the daybed in the living room.  Chapeau!

Another important factor for Karolina and Erik is art. You probably noticed that already as well. Together they wrote the book ‘Value of Art‘. There is some of Erik’s own art as well as works by artists he met during his gallery years.

 

Photos: Helen Pe
Via: Skona Hem
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17.12.18

Soft and pretty linen clothes for girls

flora and dott

Wow… just 7 days to go and it is Christmas. At least where I am from. In Germany we celebrate on the 24th in the late afternoon/ evening…
And this year we will actually move it a bit forward because we are going away on Sunday the 23rd. On a well deserved break…

But I talked to a few friends and some of them actually already had the gifts this week end because they will travel during this week to see family. And it is nice to give the children some time to actually discover their new things…

How is it in your house this year? 24 afternoon? 25 morning? Or, like the Dutch, on the 5th of December?

The fantastic thing is, is that London is full of great activities, parties, workshops, shows and decorations. So, we took some time off during the week end to enjoy some of them and to get in the jolly mood. Hopefully the New Year will be less crazy and especially more relaxing week ends.

I was also just returning a little interview with a recap about 2018 and the question to what am I looking forward to in 2019. And I said that I am looking forward to focus (even) more on smaller brands. Sustainable, individual designers with a message and a passion. It has always been the main focus here on Paul & Paula, I know, but I can tell you that these brands are important. And they do need us. They are fighting to survive, to make it and to strive next to the big ones. And it is not an easy path…

And since the best thing of everything we put on our lists is to actually start straight away, I have a lovely brand to share with you here. Now.

Young, beautiful, small and soft. Flora and Dott!

Linen clothing for little girls that gets softer with each wash, designed by a mom of six in Denver, USA.
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flora and dott

flora and dott

flora and dott

flora and dott

flora and dott

flora and dott

flora and dott

flora and dott

flora and dott

Linen dresses, cute knitted cardigans, matching hair accessories and, the best, at really affordable prices.

The colour palette is lovely. Not too beige and natural. I love that there are some vibrant shades too, especially the yellows and blues. (pair them for extra shine!)

More adorable children’s wear brands with a big heart are Miya & Ma or Son de Flor… for example. Or you just browse the kids fashion archive… plenty of them are in there!

Ho Ho Ho … and I hope you are on board about the focus on small brands…

 

Photos: @anniejeanphotography

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13.12.18

A French barn in full Christmas decoration

A French barn in full Christmas decoration

Ok, it is not (interior) Tuesday but I need to share this lovely barn that will give you all the Christmas decoration inspiration you may still need.

A fantastic Christmas tree decorated in beautiful whites and beige tones, with some sparkle and bling of course. Greenery all around the house. As well as stars, candles and little seasonal details.

And who lives in this charming converted red-brick barn in the countryside outside the French city of Lille? Rachel Coppens, a stylist (you absolutely should follow her Instagram), and her son, Louka, 4.

Loving the wooden beams, whitewashed brickwork, ochre walls, boho influences and super cosy feel…

 

A French barn in full Christmas decoration

A French barn in full Christmas decoration
That Christmas tree! A dream!

 

A French barn in full Christmas decoration
A very easy idea to steal. Several stars on the wall that will add some extra glow during those short days…

 

A French barn in full Christmas decoration

A French barn in full Christmas decoration

A French barn in full Christmas decoration
So, what can we take away from Rachel’s beautiful Christmas decoration?

Sparkling fairy lights are always fantastic and also work great in kids interiors. Stars are timeless, always great and so good. Try and keep things simple with white and wood and add some gold objects.

And never forget candles! Candles are romantic, cosy and add a little bit of magic. Winter evening magic!

 

Found on Homes to Love.
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